Showing posts from September, 2011

David Contibutes To DWM's Lis Sladen Tribute

David Tennant will be among the Doctor Who cast and crew paying tribute to Sarah Jane Smith actress Lis Sladen in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine. Elisabeth very sadly passed away from cancer in April this year. The magazine will be released on 20th October 2011. The last series of The Sarah Jane Adventures begins on CBBC on Monday 3rd October at 5:15pm.

New Radio 4 Project

Following the success of his many Radio 4 projects including the recent Life And Fate David Tennant is to take part in Stevenson In Love for the station. We'll bring you further info as we get it.

David Tennant Voted Greatest Doctor Of All Time

David Tennant has been voted as the greatest Time Lord of all time in a poll conducted by Gigwise. Tennant beat Christopher Eccleston and current Doctor Matt Smith to top the chart, with an average rating of 9.27 out of ten. Eccleston, who played the Doctor in 2005, averaged 7.24, with Smith getting 7.10. Tom Baker, at 6.42, and Peter Davison, with 5.35, rounded off the top five. At the bottom, readers voted Colin Baker as the worst ever Doctor, with an average rating of just 3.60. Above him came Sylvester McCoy in tenth with 4.04, with Paul McGann, who played the Doctor in a one-off show in 1996, taking ninth with 4.15. Over 105,000 people took part in the poll, which was comfortably won by the tenth Doctor. Thanks to

The Entertainment Media Show - We want your photos!

As we previously reported David is attending The Entertainment Media Show at London's Earl Court this Sunday, 2nd October 2011, and he will be doing photoshoots with fans. If you're one of the many lucky fans who'll be meeting him for a photo this weekend then we want to hear from you and see your photos! We're planning on compiling a gallery of David and his biggest fans and we want you to be part of it! There are many ways for you to get in touch! Firstly email attatching your photo! Mark your Email title DT and Me! On Facebook if you tag DAVID TENNANT in your photo it should be posted to our Facebook page. And on Twitter tweet us your photo @davidtennantcom and include the hashtag #dtandme to share with other fans! ;) Have a great time and we can't wait to see your photos!

David In This Is Jinsy

Love Life Update

As filming for David's new BBC drama, Love Life continues we have a quick catch up on the news so far. It was revealed earlier in the week that both the BBC and ITV have commissioned new dramas with the same name, but whilst David's Love Life has already begun filming ITV's is still in the pre production stage. The Radio Times asks who should change the name here . Although David and his former Doctor Who co star Billie Piper are starring in different episodes of the drama, it's a series of interlocking stories and so it's likely there will be character cross overs between episodes. The Press Association released the following cast update for David's episode: Former EastEnders star Lacey Turner and Bafta-winning actress Vicky McClure have been added to the cast of improvised BBC One drama series Love Life. They join David Tennant and Billie Piper in the series of five overlapping stories created by writer and director Dominic Savage, which has just

David Nominated For North West RTS Award

The Manchester Evening News reports that David has been nominated for the Best Performance in a Single Drama at the RTS North West Awards. The full list of nominees in his category are: David Tennant nominated for Single Father, Christopher Eccleston for Accused, John Simm for Exile and Suranne Jones for Scott and Bailey. It's certianly a tough category! But fingers crossed that David will walk away with the award! The winners will be announced in a ceremony that will be held on 19th November 2011 in Manchester. Read the full news report here .

Laurence Clark Documentary

Check out Laurence and his son with David in these fab photos! David is narrating a documentary on Laurence Clark a comedian, writer, actor and disabled rights activist from Liverpool. He recorded it yesterday and it's due to be shown on BBC One in February 2012. To find out more about Laurence please visit his website at You can follow Laurence on Twitter at

David's Message Of Support For Charlie Reid & AICR

David has sent a message of support for his friend Charlie Reid who is taking part in this weekend's Great Edinburgh Run to raise funds for the AICR. You can read about Charlie's efforts in our previous post here . David says: "Go on yersel' Charlie. If your blisters burst and your nipples chafe it is all in the name of a truly brilliant cause. Sending lots of love and luck and thanks from all of us who support the brilliant work AICR do" You can visit the AICR's official site here and if you'd like to donate to Charlie's JustGiving page you can do so here .

Pirates! Gets It's First Screening

David's new movie, Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists got it's first public screening yesterday and it went very well. David voices the character of a young Charles Darwin and the creative director of Aardman, Peter Lord, praised his role saying "David Tennant gives an absolutely fabulous comic performance as Charles Darwin in the Pirates! Thanks David." The screening was apparently filled with laughter - a good sign!

This Is Jinsy Premieres On Sky Atlantic Tonight

Click here to view more photos of David Tennant in This Is Jinsy: Wedding Lottery... David Tennant's episode of This Is Jinsy premieres tonight on Sky Atlantic. And the Radio Times have chosen it as the Pick Of The Day. Read their review here . David plays the very camp TV presenter Mr Slightlyman who has a penchant for quite disturbing plastic surgery! There are a number of chances to catch the show on Sky over the week: Monday 19th September 2011 at 10.10pm on Sky Atlantic Tuesday 20th September 2011 at 8pm on Sky Atlantic Friday 23rd September 2011 at 11.30pm on Sky Atlantic Saturday 24th September 2011 at 10.45pm on Sky Atlantic Sunday 25th September 2011 at 11pm on Sky One And if you don't have Sky or you just want to relive the madness then you can pre order the DVD which isreleased on 7th November 2011 in our shop here .

The Deocy Bride To Be Released In Russia

The Decoy Bride is to be released in Russia on 5th October 2011.

Life And Fate Update: 1-3

Episode 1- 3 of Life And Fate are now available to download from the BBC Radio 4 website here: The next two episodes Vera and her pilot and Journey will air tomorrow on BBC Radio 4 during the Woman's Hour and Aftrenoon Play slots.

David Filming Love Life In Kent

David Tennant has begun filming his new project, Love Life, for the BBC in Kent today. Scenes were filmed outside in Hawley Square this morning and they have also been filming outside the Theatre Royal and at Arlington House. David was joined on set by former EastEnders actress Lacey Turner. Thanks to:

United Nominated At Prix Europa 2011

United, which starred David as Jimmy Murphy has been nominated at the Prix Europa 2011 awards. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Berlin in October. United is also an Official Selection at the Roma FictionFest, end of the month.

Children In Need Rocks Manchester Sells Out!

Tickets for Children In Need Rocks Manchester proved so popular with fans that they sold out within minutes of going on sale! David will be co hosting the charity concert which will be held at the Manchester Evening News Arena. But don't be too upset if you weren't luck enough to get a ticket as the show will be broadcast on Thursday 17th November on BBC One and BBC Radio 1. Children In Need takes place on Friday 18th November. Visit for more info.

David To Star In Postman Pat: The Movie (3D)

It's been announced that David will be voicing a character in the new Postman Pat film, Postman Pat: The Movie (3D) The film goes in to production later this month and will be released in Spring 2013. The Story: What happens when Light meets Dark? When kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets global notoriety? A nice cup of tea is kicked aside by a frappacappucino? Everyone’s favourite postie, Postman Pat, comes face to face with the dark side of the fame dream when he enters a national TV talent show and the demons of money, status and a new shiny suit conspire to tear Pat away from his friends, family and the small home town which loves him. In a new fully 3-D, stop frame animated movie – for 3-8 year olds and their families – the much adored children’s TV icon, Postman Pat hits the big screen for the first time and is faced with challenges he’s never met before which really test him. With newly composed super powered pop songs, brand new sets and a host of new chara

The Decoy Bride Released In Italy

David's latest movie, The Decoy Bride, is released in Italy today! The Decoy Bride tells the story of a superstar actress, Lara (Alice Eve), who just wants to marry her cute British boyfriend James (David Tennant), and believes the sleepy Scottish Island of Hegg is the one place the world’s press won’t find them. But when an ingenious paparazzo tracks them down, the diva must find a decoy bride and thinks local girl Katie (Kelly MacDonald) will be an ideal replacement. But when Katie meets James, sparks fly.The film is directed by Sheree Folkson, whose credits include the Ugly Betty and Casanova. Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films and Paul Ritchie will produce the film. The script was written by Sally Phillips (UK Channel 4’s award winning Smack The Pony) and Neil Jaworski. No release date has been finalised for the UK release as yet.

This Is Jinsy DVD Release Date Confirmed

The release date for the This Is Jinsy DVD has been confirmed as 7th November 2011. Don't forget that David's episode, Wedding Lottery, will air on Sky Atlantic on 19th September at 10:10pm. Pre order your copy of the DVD from our shop here .

West End Bares Auction Back On!

We could make a joke about the pants being back up, but we're like well classy so we won't... The Much Ado About Nothing pants signed by the cast for the Make A Difference Trust are back up for auction on eBay. The pants were removed from the site last week after it was noted that David actually hadn't had the chance to sign them yet..but fear not! David has managed to sign them now and you can bid for them here !

TV Choice Awards Video

David To Co Host Manchester Rocks For Children In Need

Children In Need Say: Gary Barlow is bringing together the biggest and brightest stars of the music industry for BBC Children in Need Rocks Manchester, a one-off concert to help change young lives right here in the UK. Performing live will be an international stellar line-up including Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, JLS, Elbow, N Dubz, Hugh Laurie, Snow Patrol, Michael Buble and the fabulous Lady Gaga! Watch out for even more star names to be announced in the coming weeks, follow us on Twitter @BBCCiN, tweet about it using #CiNmusic or 'Like' Pudsey Bear on Facebook. The concert will take place on Thursday 17 November - the evening before Appeal Night - at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester. Our hosts for the night, Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles and David Tennant, will introduce a secret roster of special celebrity guests and never-before seen surprise collaborations. "I'm so thrilled that these incredible artists are giving their time for such a special charity that is close to my

David Wins Best Actor At TV Choice Awards

David Tennant picked up the award for Best Actor for his role as Dave in the BBC drama Single Father at last night's TV Choice Awards! David beat off stiff competition for the award from Colin Morgan (Merlin), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Matt Smith (Doctor Who). Collecting his award to cheers from the audience David told them that as Colin, Matt and Bendict are younger than him they've 'made an older man very happy'. He also stated 'It's true what they say, the British really do make the very best television.' Thanks to all of you helped David to win his much deserved award by voting for him! There will be coverage of the awards in the new issue of TV Choice on sale on Tuesday. Photo Credit: @hamsterfur

Life And Fate Schedule

David's new Radio 4 drama Life & Fate is on Radio 4 next week. It's airing across all of it's drama slots (Woman's Hour Drama, Classic Serial, Afternoon Play & Saturday Play), but to help you keep up we've got the schedule here: Life and Fate: Viktor and Lyuda Sunday 18 September 3:00pm - 4:00pm BBC Radio 4 1/13 Mike Walker dramatises Vasily Grossman's epic Second World War novel, set during the Battle of Stalingrad. Nuclear physicist Viktor Shtrum and his family flee Moscow in October 1942. However, he and his wife Lyuda are driven apart by news of the death of their son - and Viktor finds himself drawn to Marya, the wife of one of his colleagues. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Greta Scacchi and Harriet Walter. Cast Viktor - Kenneth Branagh Lyuda - Greta Scacchi Nadya - Ellie Kendrick Alexandra - Ann Mitchell Pyotr - Nigel Anthony Marya - Harriet Walter Leonid - Ralph Ineson Sister - Elaine Claxton Anna - Alex Tregear Soldier - Gerard McDermott Soldier - J

TV & Radio: 12-24 September 2011

Sunday 11th September 2011 St Trinian's II - 2:40pm - Sky Movies Family Monday 12th September 2011 St Trinian's II - 2:40PM, 8:00PM - Sky Movies Family, HD Tuesday 13th September 2011 Doctor Who: Dreamland - 5:00pm - CBBC Sunday 18th Septemer 2011 Casanova: Episode 3 - 01:55am - Watch Monday 19th September 2011 How To Train Your Dragon - 3:00pm, 8:00pm - Sky Movies Family, HD This Is Jinsy: Wedding Lottery - 10:10pm - Sky Atlantic, HD Tuesday 20th September 2011 This Is Jinsy: Wedding Lottery - 02:20am, 8:00pm - Sky Atlantic, HD Wednesday 21st September 2011 Doctor Who: The Parting Of The Ways - 11:00am, 5:00pm - Watch St Trinian's II - 2:45pm, 8:00pm - Sky Movies Family, HD Foyle's War: A Lesson In Murder - 10:00pm - ITV3, HD Thursday 22nd September 2011 Doctor Who: New Earth - 11:00am, 5:00pm - Watch Friday 23rd September 2011 Doctor Who: School Reunion - 11:00am, 5:00pm - Watch This Is Jinsy: Wedding Lottery - 11:30pm - Sky Atlantic Sat

Get The Fright Night Soundtrack and Posters

You can now order your own copy of David's Fright Night promotional poster (as seen above) from our shop. UK fans click here USA fans click here And you can also get the movie's soundtrack! UK fans click here USA fans click here

Pre Order Fright Night Three Disc Combi

Fans in the USA can pre order Fright Night (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) from our USA shop here .

The Gobetweenies Get Recomissioned

Good news! David's Radio 4 show The Gobetweenies has been recomissioned for a new series! You can listen to the enitre first series on our main site here .

This Is Jinsy Press Interview

What attracted you to Jinsy? "My very good friend is the second assistant director and I had a call from her saying she was working on something very exciting and that I should get involved. They were approaching people to do guest spots and I think my name had been mentioned. "I read the script and it's so unusual - it's difficult to get your head round because you're constantly trying to figure out what it is! Until you get on set, you have no idea how extraordinary this world is, the way that Justin and Chris have created it, the way Matt has directed it, and how it all comes together." How's the experience been? "I've had a blast. I'm so glad I was invited to get involved, to meet Justin and Chris." You play Mr Slightlyman, can you tell me a bit about him? "Mr Slightlyman is a Jinsy celebrity. He's the host of the wedding lottery show and has been for a lot longer than you'd imagine. He's older than he looks

Fright Night Video Interview

FRIGHT NIGHT OFFER for David Tennant Fans only at the BFI IMAX

We are offering David Tennant fans a 50% discount for adults students and concessions. To redeem simply quote "2-4-1 offer"when you book. The offer can be redeemed either in person at the box office or by calling 020 7199 6000.

Life And Fate Downloads

Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant star in an eight-hour dramatisation of Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman. Thirteen episodes will be broadcast from 18 to 25 September on Radio 4. This epic masterpiece, centred around the bloody battle of Stalingrad, charts the fate of both a nation and a family in the turmoil of war. Completed in 1960, the novel was deemed so dangerous by the KGB that the book itself was arrested. All the episodes are available to download on the BBC website here:

Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant on Life and Fate

Meet David Tennant At The Entertainment Media Show

David Tennant will be a guest at the Entertainment Media Show at London's Earl Court on Sunday 2nd October 2011 and you can meet him there! You have the opportunity to purchase a photo shoot session with him and buy an autograph! Other Doctor Who guests in attendence will include Alex Kingston (River Song), Arthur Darvill (Rory), Eve Myles (Gwen) and Georgia Moffett (Jenny). The Photo shoot with David will cost £35 you can purchase it online here . Visit the event official site here and the foums here . You can also follow the organisers on Twitter at for more updates.

West End Bares Items On eBay Now!

As you will have read on this blog previously, David has signed some underwear to raise money for The Make The Difference Trust: "Stage stars from a variety of hit West End productions, including Amanda Holden, Michael Crawford, David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Richard Blackwood, Kara Tointon, and Natalie Casey, have all signed unique pieces of underwear memorabilia, which were paraded on the catwalk at last night's event. The one-off customised pairs of boxer shorts have been recreated by each show's expert wardrobe team, from the The Wizard of Oz to Shrek - The Musical, in the style of their own performance." The boxer shorts are now up for auction on just search for ‘West End Bares' from E-Bay's homepage.

This Is Jinsy To Get DVD Release

It's good news for fans who can't see This Is Jinsy over on Sky Atlantic - it will be reeased on DVD later this year! Keep your eyes peeled on our online shop here and we'll bring you more news as we get it.

West End Bares - Bid For Underwear Signed By DT

Stars of stage and screen descended on London's legendary Cafe de Paris last night, for a bold fundraising event, which saw hot performers get their kit off for charity. Hosted by TVs top fashion guru, Gok Wan - famous for his expert styling in dressing ordinary people up as well as making them look good naked - the event, West End Bares, involved around 100 of theatreland's finest. The unique production combined the naughtiness of burlesque with the razzle dazzle of the West End and was billed "a night of fun, flesh and fashion". Around 1,000 people turned out for the performance and party, in aid of West End-based charity, The Make A Difference Trust; estimated to have already raised in excess of £35, 000 from the event. The Trust funds projects to tackle poverty and ill-health in the UK and Africa, as well as providing hardship help to industry members who've fallen on hard times due to sickness. Stage stars from a variety of hit West End productions, incl

David Getting Slapped With A Wet Fish

Sightsavers On Comic Relief

This Is Jinsy Preview Clip

Sky Atlantic have released the first look at David as My Slightlyman in This Is Jinsy! The episode will air on Monday 19th September 2011 at 10:10pm. Thanks to Cultbox for the vid!

Much Ado About Nothing Closes Today!

It's a sad day - summer is almost over and it's the final day of Much Ado About Nothing at London's Wyndham's Theatre after an amazing run that started back in May! The show won over fans and critics alike and has played to packed out theatres every night since! Here's hoping we can all relive it again with a recorded performance soon....

Life And Fate Press Release & Full Schedule

The BBC Press office have released the following: VASILY GROSSMAN'S LIFE AND FATE Classic Serial – Life And Fate: Viktor And Lyuda Ep 1/13 Sunday 18 September 3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4 Ellie McKendrick, Kenneth Branagh, Greta Scacchi; back row, Nigel Anthony and Harriet Walter Kenneth Branagh, Janet Suzman, David Tennant, Greta Scacchi and Harriet Walter star in this eight-hour dramatisation of Life And Fate by Vasily Grossman. This epic saga takes over every drama strand on BBC Radio 4 this week. Set against the ferocious Battle of Stalingrad, this huge novel charts the fate of both a nation and a family in the turmoil of war and is increasingly hailed as the most important Russian novel of the 20th century. Its comparison of Stalinism with Nazism was considered by Soviet authorities to be so dangerous that the manuscript itself was arrested. Grossman died in 1964, never knowing that his book would be smuggled to the West and eventually published in 1980. In this first

It's Fright Night!

Find Fright Night in a cinema near you! It's the day / night / (you know what we mean) we've all been waiting for! Fright Night is finally released here in the UK and we're sure you'll all be beating a path to the cinemas this evening to see David in action as the rather lovely, leather clad vampire slayer Peter Vincent! Read reviews from the UK press below: The Telegraph The Independent The Metro The Daily Mail The Daily Express The Scottish Daily Record The Mirror The Daily Star

Absolute Radio Update

Click here to view more photos of David in the studio - warning includes scenes of him being slapped in the kisser with a fish... Download the podcast with David & Christian.. . View THAT fish slap... Bid on David's poncho and hat combo... David was back in the Absolute Radio studios in London this morning to help his old pal Christian O'Connell present the Breakfast Show. Much merriment was had by all and David's voice has clearly recovered from earlier in the week! Phew! David made some fantastic music choices: The Beatles – Hello Goodbye Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Deacon Blue – Dignity Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget About Me OwlCity– Fireflies Coldplay – Viva La Vida The Spin Doctors - Two Princes REM – The One I Love Foo Fighters – Arlandria The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition Housemartins – Happy Hour The Killers – Mr. Brightside Snow Patrol – Called Out In The Dark Oasis – She’s Electric Elvis Cos

Doctor Who Reviews Compendium Ultimate Regeneration Now Available in Ebook Format!

Doctor Who blog released its first book, Ultimate Regeneration, in early 2011. A self-publishing venture, printing was made possible by the pre-order purchases of the website’s loyal readers who lined up to buy a collection of reviews and articles focussed on the Russell T Davies era of the popular BBC TV series. Written and edited by Christian Cawley, the book features contributions from a number of first time writers. July 11th, 2011 - Ultimate Regeneration is the title of the first book from Kasterborous. Written and edited by Christian Cawley, ably assisted by Brian Terranova and with contributions from Anthony Dry, Simon Mills, Thomas Willam Spychalski, Gareth Kavanagh and many more, the book tells the real-time critical story of the Russell T Davies era of Doctor Who. Featuring essays, articles and reviews, the full story is put into context with a running commentary on the main events in Doctor Who news and fandom. Including 60 Doctor Who reviews fr

Own DT's Hat & Poncho!

Our friend Llia works at Absolute and happens to be the original owner of the very natty hat and poncho that Mr Tennant can be seen modelling above! Well now you could be the owner of the said outfit! Personlly we can't think of a better outfit to saunter along the streets in this autumn. Place your bid here! Llia says: Earlier today (Friday 2 September,) David Tennant came in to co-host The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show. Yesterday, the producer of the show, a chap called Greg, asked around to see if any of us in the office had any funny costumes laying around. I had a poncho and hat set stashed in my desk, from a silly work escapade. (As an aside - I quite liked to wear the poncho and hat, especially when I felt a bit down. I've included a picture of me wearing it a few months ago. As you can see, it's very brightly coloured, very cheering.) So anyway. Greg asked if he could borrow them for DT's visit, naturally that was fine. I'm not adverse to al

David Narrates A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons

David has narrated another Cressida Cowell audio book, A Hero's Guide To Deadly Dragons. It will be released on the 6th October 2011, which is the same day that How To Break A Dragon's Heart, also read by David is released. The synopsis follows: Hiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons, Madguts and Murderous are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he hoped for. Also contains a comprehensive Dragonese Dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper themselves. Pre order A Hero's Guide To Deadly Dragon's from our shop here. Pre order How To Break A Dragon's Heart from our shop here.

David Co Hosts Absolute's Breakfast Show - #zingzangzulu

David will be live in the Absolute radio studio tomorrow morning from 6am to help Christian O'Connell to host the Breakfast Show! And you can expect it to be the usual fun filled affair! David called the show this morning listen below: David Tennant calls the show ahead of co-hosting on Friday (mp3) Christian has been on twitter asking for your ideas for some 5 second movies they're going to make with him! This is your chance to direct DT! You can send them in to the show at PLUS you can request a concierge service from David at where he will call you and remind you of any jobs that need doing tomorrow! Maybe you'd like to leave David a voicemail message? They've got that sorted too at The show will of course be recorded on the studios webcam and you can watch it all live a

He's better and he's back!

Great news! David is better and back on stage as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. He returned to the stage last night and as usual put on an amazing show for fans. The show closes on Saturday after a run on the Wyndam's Theatre since May.


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